New visitor season commences

Today marks the start of a new visitor season and the end of our winter maintenance period and Tentergarth Restoration Project.

Since December, Kate and the volunteers have been getting stuck in with maintenance tasks around the small mill complex alongside completing project activities within our meadow area.

Tasks have involved completing the lime mortaring…

Update from our Mill Manager

15th October 2023 Hallo!

That’s another visitor season nearly over with autumn well and truly here now in Boot village. The acorns and leaves from the majestic Oak tree that has stood overlooking the mill for centuries, have started to fall onto the pathways, millraces and sluices below. This is a time for regular drainage…

Tentergarth meadow restoration project update

Our latest project in the historic meadow behind the miller’s cottage is now into its last 6 months of its restoration process and we are making good progress.

Since May 2022, the mill team have been busy bringing the overgrown meadow back into management. This is so that the meadow flowers underneath the previous thick…

New meadow restoration project gets underway

Sunday 8th May, during our National Mill’s Weekend celebrations, saw the launch of our new meadow restoration project. Twenty nine volunteers, including family groups took part in our historic ‘Tentergarth’ meadow plant survey.

Thanks to our local funders, we’ve now been able to continue our volunteer work programme, provide community events and reclaim our overgrown…

Tree planting event at the mill

Community tree planting event Saturday 19th March, 1-4 PM.

We had over 35 lovely people join us for our hedge tree planting community event on Saturday. There were people of all ages and backgrounds who took part; locals and visitors to the area.

This took place on a perfect sunny day which also…

Our trustees need new expertise

Eskdale Mill in Boot is the last remaining working water powered corn mill in the Lake District National Park and has developed into a superb visitor attraction (with award-winning exhibitions) in the last couple of years. It makes a valuable contribution to tourism and provides volunteer opportunities in the valley. Visitor feedback has consistently been…

Our indoor exhibitions have won a national award!

See our article below as featured in local and museum news in November 2021:

Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust has won a prestigious Engaging People Award from the Association for Heritage Interpretation for Eskdale Mill.

Taking top prize in the Indoors category, Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust worked with Minerva Heritage Ltd to support…

Halloween Walk Event

******* CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER FORECAST ******* Sunday 31st October, 10am-4.30pm

Come and discover spooky tales and traditional folklore of the old “corpse road” from Wasdale to Eskdale above Boot village, taking in the ancient trackways of Eskdale Moor as featured in “The Corpse Roads of Cumbria written by Alan Cleaver and…

Summer walk event on Monday 16th August.

Come for a guided walk with us along the ancient trackways as featured in Alan Cleaver’s book, “Get Lost”. Alan has a lovely way of sharing stories and tales of these hidden places set amongst the backdrop of one of the most beautiful valleys of the Lake District.

The easy going walk around Boot…




Expect a friendly welcome to our unique visitor attraction this Christmas.

There’ll be some festive cheer as you step back in time with our exhibitions and absorb yourself into the natural surrounding on our grounds.

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